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The Discovery museum has something for everyone with great hands on displays for the kids to play... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
truelion3
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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I did not expect to find a museum like this in Newcastle. It is very interesting and alzo... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
henya888
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Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

There isn't much compared to other museums but what it has is interesting and took me back to being a kid. In a way it did us both a favour being so small as it allowed us more time to have a look around other sites. Needs more in my opinion though.

Thank carla w
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Discovery museum has something for everyone with great hands on displays for the kids to play with. The children loved spending time here and best of all it doesn't cost anything. Cafe is good to get a snack after your visit.

Thank truelion3
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I did not expect to find a museum like this in Newcastle. It is very interesting and alzo Amazing, se spent a day there.

Thank henya888
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have visited with our children and granddaughters over many years it has evolved and changed over the years. Always something new to see and old favourites to revisit. A great reflection of the north east. From steam trains, to ship building, art, history and folk lour , games to play with the children, nice cafe to end the visit . Whats not to like. And its free.

Thank Catherine T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason i gave it 3 out of 5 stars was because of the cafe in the museum.
My little boy wanted the kids cheesy pasta and garlic bread and when it came he tried it and said he was full which is not like him to say that.
I decided to try the cheesy pasta, and the sauce tasted horrible and it didn't taste cheesy. The garlic bread was cooked around the edges but the middle was soggy and not cooked.
The museum itself was good and it was free.

Thank Lotty44
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a step back in history.
Lots of activities for children to enjoy.
Lots of of hands on things to do.
From the turbina boat to science department.
At the moment they are exhibition on the circus.
Disabled parking is limited.
Inside is disabled friendly and worth a visit.
Cafe has limited menu but children menu is good value for money.
Good day out and it's free.
Staff are helpful and friendly.

Thank dionnet280
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with the family in August 2018 whilst staying in Hexham. We travelled quite a bit whilst up in the north east and we were really glad we stumbled across The Discovery Musem.

First off, parking is a bit of a nightmare; there is a small carpark right outside but having spoken to the guys in the musem it appears to fill up first thing in the morning. Luckily there is a large multi-storey carpark just across the road which is reasonably priced too.

There is so much to see and do here it's a bit mind boggling! There's some really interesting exhibits there such as the history of Tyneside which is fascinating and on the top floor there is science orientated exhibits.

There is also a café onsite which is both reasoably priced and well-stocked.

On the whole, if you're in there area with the family, this is well worth a visit.

Thank eighteentee
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I often visit the Discovery museum in Newcastle because it has many interesting history of Newcastle upon Tyne dating back hundreds of years ago. Discovery museum is also free which is a bonus to the public. The museum also has a cafe which sells variety of cheap food and drinks. Each time I go to the museum I've always been greeted by the lovely staff who are happy to help with any questions etc. The gift shops sells variety of products which are interesting and also range in price. Can't wait until I go back to the museum.

Thank Adventure60174641430
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a look if you can do it. Only 5mins from central station. No fee but recommended donation £5.

Lots of Newcastle history.

Thank Ray A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a visit to this SUPERB museum yesterday, and enjoyed it very much.
Staff were knowledgeable, exhibits well presentes and interesting, and lots of hands on thibgs to do.
A far cry from the boring, dusty old museums of our era. This is a great place to spend a few hours and learn about the area and seeing "Turbinia" the fastest experimental ship in the world of its era, that transformed ocean travel for ever with its 9 propellors was awesome.
Not to be missed.

Thank FlyingEmmit
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